We typically think of Claude Monet as a painter of landscape, of the sea, and in his later years, of gardens – but until now there has never been an exhibition considering his work in terms of architecture. Featuring more than 75 paintings by Monet, this exhibition spans his long career from its beginnings in the mid 1860s – when, as a daring young artist, he exhibited in the Impressionist shows and displayed canvases of the bridges and buildings of Paris and its suburbs – to the public display of his Venice paintings in 1912. By then an elderly man, he depicted the renowned architecture of Venice and London, reflecting them back to us through his exceptional vision. Find out more about the ‘Monet and Architecture’ exhibition from the National Gallery’s website.
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